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Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre

175 Cuba Street PO Box 5383, Palmerston North 4410 New Zealand
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Modern, well appointed 4 star hotel in the hub of the CBD a few minutes walk from cafes, shops, theatres, the museum and convention centre. 85 Guest rooms with free unlimited Wifi, air-conditioning, iron & ironing board, fridge, tea / coffee making facilities. Free on-site parking. Accessible rooms and spa suite ideal for honeymooners. On-site restaurant and bars. Large functions & conference venue for up to 500 delegates & weddings for up to 300 people.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Paid internet
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Diane wrote a review Feb 2024
Martinborough, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked many months ( 10) earlier as we were coming for a wedding and had booked 3 rooms. By chance happened to be in Palmy the weekend before the wedding and thought I’ll just check on our booking as we needed to change the number of people coming. To my surprise our rooms were not booked even though I had a confirmation email to state that it was all confirmed for those rooms and dates (3 nights) To our rescue was a lovely lady Julie who was on reception that day. She managed to change and sort everything so we had the rooms we needed. Thank you Julie. Oh but after such hard work by one member to make our stay great it was let down by the rooms themselves. The bed had stained sheets, a very loud and noisy air conditioner, a coffee machine provided as we had a suite, but no coffee pods to use in it. The next day I noticed our bed wasn’t made just pulled up and areas of the room were dusty. It did improve for the other days. Not a 4 star hotel at all more like a 2 star. We felt it was over priced and so won’t be staying again .
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Chris Arbuckle wrote a review Jan 2024
Wanaka, New Zealand24 contributions1 helpful vote
Ok but not the cleanest. Dated. Restaurant food below par. 3 meals were enough as they got worse each night. The limited menu was not posted in rooms and all information in room and lift pretty out of date. Room was not cleaned much each day and a general tardiness in presentation.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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whitey7 wrote a review Nov 2023
surrey173 contributions97 helpful votes
Visited one night stop over oct 2023 The rooms are dated, especially the bathroom with it's blown plastic metallic blue counter top. The beds were comfortable though and it served it's purpose. We ate in the restaurant for both dinner and breakfast. Dinner was good, wine was very good and service was likewise. Breakfast was unfortunately mediocre to say the least. Food wasn't that hot and in the main was tasteless. The coffee was probably the worst coffee ever experienced. When asked for a proper filter coffee, the waitress reluctantly provided but with the comment "I'm not supposed to do this". One massive plus point was the free secure parking on site which allows to to wheel your bags in the dry straight to the car. Like I say, it provided a nights sleep on our way to Wellington but as a hotel, the rooms need some updating.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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N B wrote a review Jul 2023
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Shout out to the staff at Distinction Hotel, Palmerston North, NZ for being the most welcoming, helpful and fun hosts during our stay especially ‘Karma’ (middle of pic) and ‘Rose’. Nothing was too much trouble and you excelled on customer service and treating your guests with kindness and respect 🤗
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Perry B wrote a review Jul 2023
Sydney, Australia2679 contributions1855 helpful votes
We really liked the Heritage room we had on the top second floor. At first, Room 209 on the corner seemed cold but it proved easy to heat with the radiator heater provided. The bedding was luxurious and toasty warm at night. The gentleman on Reception who checked us in was really pleasant and positive. The renovated shower and bathroom area was superb!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Joseph L wrote a review Jul 2023
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It was a very, very nice experience at the Distinction Palmerston North Hotel. The room was very comfortable. I liked that I could adjust the heat in my room. The people behind the desk in the lobby were very helpful and friendly Especially when I needed help, they went out of their way to make sure I was taken care of with whatever I needed from the beginning to the end of my stay! :)
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Daniel R wrote a review Jul 2023
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Rooms looked nothing like the images. Small double bed in a tiny room that you can just walk around the bed. Carpet in the hallway is torn open and has threads everywhere. Mould in the shower, and the shower head doesn't stand up unless the tap is on.and a dirty shower curtain. The only heating is a plug in electric oil heater. Complete rip off.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Journey42578973302 wrote a review Jun 2023
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The most fantastic staff you could ask for. They just went above and beyond on a couple of requests that we had during our stay with our school group. Super polite and respectful. We would 100% stay there again. Rooms were tidy and just what you need :)
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Courtney M wrote a review Jun 2023
Ranfurly, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
Horrible shocking service. Walked in and got handed a key with no info on food, Wi-Fi, nothing. Literally just handed a key. I had my newborn in tow and my husband was batting with a cot and bags. The guy at the desk just said he would find a luggage cart at some stage with no offer to help. So rude. Couldn’t fit in the elevator with it either. Honestly would have left if we hadn’t already paid.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Rooms aren’t great either. Very dated and small
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Julie A wrote a review May 2023
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The facilities were great, excellent bed and linen. The room was clean and the staff gave a great daily service. Couldn't fault breakfast. Best of all was Karma on the front desk. So helpful with everything! We will be back.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$196 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
travelodge palmerston north hotel palmerston north, novotel palmerston north, palmerston north novotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Travelodge Palmerston North
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionPalmerston North
NUMBER OF ROOMS
85
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Frequently Asked Questions about Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre?
Nearby attractions include Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & Heritage (0.3 km), New Zealand Rugby Museum (0.3 km), and Palmerston North Clock Tower (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arranged Marriage Restaurant, Haru Japanese Restaurant, and Cafe Jacko.
Is Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Palmerston North.
Are any cleaning services offered at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.